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Tetrobol of Amphipolis with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate to left; hair in short curls; border of dots. Reverse: Torch within laurel wreath tied below; square incuse. Inscription in Greek. (See media screen for Greek inscription.)


By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Moore Sale, Cat. Sotheby, no. 206 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 553); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 390–370 B.C.


Amphipolis, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0541.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.33 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins